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Mar 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
reduce voter fraud but civil rights groups say it is an effort to discourage legal residents from voting as well. four other laws have similar voting requirements and 12 more could soon follow. robert barnes is the correspondent for the "washington post." how does this arizona law work and why do some folks say that it violates federal law? >> well, this is a part of the federal law called the motor voter law which makes it easier for people to register to vote. with part of this law, you can mail in your registration request and you sign that you swear that you were a citizen under oath. and send it in. what arizona wants to do is in those forms, they want you to also provide some sort of proof that you are a citizen. a driver's license number or if you don't have that, then a copy of a birth certificate or something like that. >> why are some folks saying it violates federal law? >> well, the federal law on registration says all you have to do is fill out this card. and it says that states must use this form. so the conflict is whether or not arizona can add a requirement on to that. n
Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
related to doma. this was john lewis, 1996, talking about the civil right, the right of a human being to marry another. their there has been a long struggle for civil right for gay and lesbian people. and there were people early on who recognized this was a fundamental civil rights issue. the reason people are coming to that view is because of people coming out in their countries and whether it is john roberts or other people in the country realizing that they are brothers and sisters and cousins of people who are gay and lesbian. and it is inevitable. watching ralph reed with the most ridiculous argument i've ever heard of the many ridiculous arguments against gay marriage. he's arguing the only reason people get player sid to have children. people get married because they want to be in a loving, committed relationship with each other. there is no reason that fundamental right should be denied. >> to steve's point, ralph reed was not discussing the lawful he is talking about religion and emotional reaction to marriage and the sanctity of it. i want to play this. he was on "meet the p
Mar 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
say there is a sweeping right to same-sex marriage nationwide or even in the states that grant civil unions or domestic partnerships like california, nor does there seem to be a very strong sentiment for upholding prop 8. that i think what the court, this is just what's most likely from today's oral argument. that the court will simply say, this case came here the wrong way. it has all sorts of defects in the way it arrived at the court and we're just going to pretend like it never came here in the first place. that's my best guess for what will happen at the end of the day. now, to get there, of course, you did have the liberals asking, as you did at the very beginning, what is wrong with granting marriage rights to same sex couples? how does that hurt marriage? and you heard chuck cooper, the lawyer for prop 8 say that's not our burden. all we have to say is that it is enough. there's a rational reason for setting marriage aside for traditional couples. that's the fact that they can produce children. but the court's liberal justices were very skeptical about that as a justification
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